This course examines opportunities for practitioners to engage in a prevention and early intervention approach to promote children’s mental health and wellbeing in the context of family and domestic violence (FDV). This should be undertaken after completing the Impact of Family and Domestic Violence on the Child: An Introduction course.

It will provide you with a conversation guide to assist your engagement with parents who are living with FDV to enquire about their children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

Whilst this area of work presents challenges for practitioners, it is important that they work in a way that actively considers the safety and social and emotional wellbeing of children in families where FDV is present.

This course will not equip you in the skills of crisis response, risk assessment and safety planning to recognise and respond to FDV. It assumes you have a basic understanding of these. It will explore an approach that will help you to focus on the children in families where FDV is a presenting issue.

This course is for:

  • Practitioners in adult-focused services who engage with adult and family adversity

It is estimated that the course will take you 2-4 hours to complete, including watching the videos, completing reflection activities and assessments.

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